OUR TEAM

John Mizerak, Executive Director, Founder

John graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1984 with a B.A. in communication. John owned and operated a printing and marketing company in the Washington, DC Metro area since 1987.  In 2012 the company evolved into both business development consulting and then a ministry (in 2020) called, Ignite Purpose.” John now spends most of his time helping business clients develop a strategic direction based on their God-given purpose, while also ministering to the next generations, as they find and live out their God-given purpose through Ignite Purpose. John is married to his second wife, Victoria, and has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.

Joe Curto, Treasurer, Board of Advisors

Joe is the Founder of Catholics for Christ, a lay evangelistic ministry formed in 1999 with a mission to help the faithful understand their Catholic identity and encounter the amazing love of the Father in a personal way.  An accomplished speaker, Joe has inspired many in parishes throughout the Diocese of Arlington for more than 20 years.  He leads a weekly Bible study at his parish of St. Francis de Sales in Purcellville and manages three Facebook pages (CFCSocial, CFCViva, and CFCVita) with a combined following of over 230,000.  Joe served the Diocese of Arlington for six years as a board member of the Charismatic Renewal Service Committee (CRSC).  He was born and raised on Long Island and received a BBA degree from Dowling College.  Joe is married to Maureen and the father of 5 daughters.

Steve Dawson, Board of Advisors, Chaplain

Ps Steve graduated with a BA degree from the College of William and Mary; graduated with a Master in Theological Studies degree, and a Master of Divinity degree from Chesapeake Theological Seminary.  He spent a total of 20 years in the financial services brokerage business, and 15 of those years as a partner in Dawson, Hulick & Associates, and 15 years as a Senior Pastor in 2 congregations, and is currently a member of the senior leadership group at The Life Church in Manassas, Virginia.  Ps Steve formed Keystone Christian Ministries in 2002, and has been serving as a full-time marketplace chaplain to over 60 businesses since Keystone’s inception, with John Mizerak’s company being one of his first engagements.  He has been happily married to Sharon since 1973, and has 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

Kevin Cole, Board of Advisors

Kevin is a pastor at Purcellville Baptist Church.  He pursued a degree in Biology from Liberty University and served there on the YouthQuest team which visited Purcellville Baptist  for Disciple Now weekends.  The following two summers, Kevin served as youth intern and was hired full-time in the spring of 2011.  Kevin and his wife, Beth, were married in August of 2011 and have excitedly welcomed their daughter, Nya, in 2015 and son, Eli, in 2017.  Kevin has been an intricate part of the formation of Ignite Purpose because of his unique perspective and pastoral background.

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If you are too busy making “progress” instead of discovering God’s purpose for life. Ignite Purpose can help you experience what God has planned for you, from healthy relationships and strong families, to invigorating, meaningful work that taps into your skills, and passions!